|Doctor Who and the Face of Evil|
|Based on:||The Face of Evil|
|Main setting:||Unnamed planet, the far future|
|Publisher:||Target Books, W.H. Allen|
|Read by:||Louise Jameson|
|Cover by:||Jeff Cummins|
|Release number:||25 (given to later editions)|
|Release date:||19 January 1978|
|Format:||Hardcover and paperback editions; 15 Chapters, 126 Pages|
|Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin||Doctor Who and the Robots of Death|
Publisher's summary Edit
1978 edition Edit
Setting the controls for Earth, the Fourth Doctor is surprised when the Tardis lands in a primeval forest. Has the Tracer gone wrong or has some impulse deep in the unconscious mind directed him to this alien planet? In investigating the forest, the Doctor meets and assists Leela, a warrior banished from her tribe, the Sevateem. Through Leela, it gradually becomes apparent that the constant war between the Sevateem and the Tesh has been instigated by the god they both worship, Xoanon.
Xoanon, an all-powerful computer, is possessed by a desperate madness – a madness that is directly related to Doctor Who, that causes Xoanon to assume the voice and form of the Doctor, a madness that is partly caused by the Doctor and that only the Doctor himself can rectify!
The Doctor must not only do battle with Xoanon, but also must escape from the savage practices of the Sevateem, and the technically mind-controlling destructive impulses of the Tesh.
Chapter Titles Edit
- The Outcast
- The Invisible Terror
- The Face of the Mountain
- Danger for Leela
- The Test of the Horda
- Beyond the Wall
- The Tesh
- The Summons
- The Trap
- The Last Battle
Deviations from televised story Edit
- The backstory of how and when the Fourth Doctor met Xoanon is discussed.
- The Doctor believes he was destined to return to the planet rather than return to join Sarah.
Writing and publishing notes Edit
- to be added
Additional cover images Edit
British publication history Edit
- W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
Editions published outside Britain Edit
to be added
- An unabridged audiobook of the story was recorded by Louise Jameson for the RNIB in January 2011. It was only available to the registered blind.